Sarah Colt

Producer/Director/Writer

Sarah Colt is an independent documentary filmmaker who has been working in public television for seventeen years.  Most recently, she directed and produced Henry Ford, which aired in January 2013, on PBS’s national history series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Prior to Henry Ford, she wrote, directed, and produced A Nation Reborn and A New Light for FRONTLINE and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s special series God in America. In 2009 two of her films aired on PBS: The Polio Crusade, a one-hour program about the development of the polio vaccine for PBS’s AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and Geronimo, also aired in 2009 as part of PBS’s special series on Native American history, We Shall Remain.

She previously worked for David Grubin productions, where she produced the highly acclaimed biography RFK, and earned an Emmy award for Outstanding Science, Nature, and Technology for co-producing The Secret Life of the Brain, a five-part series. Some of her other producing credits include Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm, Making Schools Work with Hedrick Smith, and Young Doctor Freud.  In 2004 Colt was awarded an International Reporting Project Journalism Fellowship and traveled to Namibia to report on the racial imbalance of land ownership in Southern Africa.

Colt attended Harvard University where she began her documentary career as a still photographer and earned several prizes for her work, including a Radcliffe Traveling Fellowship that sent her to Zimbabwe for a year.

Helen Ryan Dobrowski

Co-Producer

Helen Ryan Dobrowski has worked with Sarah Colt for five years on PBS productions including Henry Ford, episodes three and four of God in America and The Polio Crusade. She has been involved in the research, fundraising, and production of the Co-op City project since its inception, and has also worked as a freelancer specializing in archival and content research and interview shoot planning and production for Boston-area producers. She previously worked at Boston College, her alma mater, in University Advancement Marketing and Communications. In 2005, Helen was awarded the Costa-Gavras Social Justice Award for her work with Film Studies chair and professor John Michalcyzk on a segment of his series on disabilities titled I’m In Here. She is currently co-producing Walt Disney.

Jon Neuburger

SENIOR EDITOR

Jon Neuburger has been editing documentaries in the Boston area for the past twenty years. His collaborations on numerous award-winning documentaries for PBS include the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, NOVA, and FRONTLINE series, as well as experience with many independent productions, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel.

His most recent projects include JFK, a four-hour biography of the late President for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE; Episode 4 of the Peabody Award-winning PBS series Latino Americans: The New Americans produced by WETA, which focused on the Cuban, Puerto Rican, and Dominican migrations to the U.S.; and The Ghost Army, a documentary film about the secret deception unit of the U.S. Army during WWII, produced by Rick Beyer and honored with the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle award.

Neuburger previously lived in NYC and worked on feature films as an assistant/associate editor for Woody Allen and Wim Wenders, among others.

Mark Dugas

EDITOR

Mark Dugas is an award-winning editor working in the Boston area. Prior to his freelancing career, which began in 2013, Dugas was on staff at PBS’s documentary series FRONTLINE, where he worked on a number of Emmy Award-winning films. In 2011, he was a collaborating editor for the FRONTLINE episode Behind Taliban Lines, which was honored with a Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, one of the most prestigious awards in broadcast journalism. Dugas has previously worked with the Kirk Documentary Group, BlueSpark Collaborative, Vital Pictures, ABC News, and GlobalPost, among others.

Matt Gavin

Associate Producer

Matt Gavin joined Sarah Colt Productions as the associate producer on Walt Disney. He began his documentary career as an intern with The Film Posse, a Boston-based production company, where he went on to work as a production assistant on The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time for NOVA, and as an associate producer on Silicon Valley for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. He previously spent some time in Los Angeles, where he worked in the vault at Arcade Edit, a post production house specializing in commercials and music videos. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Sociology.

Afton Ojuri

Stills Researcher

Afton Ojuri has worked in documentary film production for four years. She joined Sarah Colt Productions in 2011 as an intern to work on The Amish, her first documentary film, and then worked as a production assistant on Henry Ford. Since then she has worked as a freelancer for Boston-area production companies, providing archival research as well as grant research and writing. In 2013 she received her Master’s degree in Gender and Culture Studies from Simmons College. She is currently performing archival stills research for the Walt Disney project.

Helen K.C. Yung

Accountant

Helen Yung, an independent production accountant, brings to the team over 15 years of production experience.  She has worked on all aspects of budget creation, monitoring, tracking, final project cost reconciliation and analysis, and the application of MA Film Tax Credits for various made-for-television and cable programming produced for WGBH, The Discovery Channel, National Geographic, The History Channel, A&E and various independent productions with funding from NEH, ITVS, LPB and PBS.

Gaby Fiorenza

Office Production Assistant

Gaby Fiorenza joined Sarah Colt Productions in 2012 as an intern working on the Co-op City project and the archival database for Henry Ford. Previously, she worked as the PR Assistant for the Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter. She also interned at Boston Children’s Hospital completing an educational film project for the Boston Center for Endometriosis. She graduated from Simmons College in 2013 majoring in English with Communications and Fine Art Minors. Fiorenza joins the production team as the office PA on Walt Disney.